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Mission of DOGR: To promote overall growth of onion and garlic in terms of enhancement of quality production, export and processing.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established the National Research Centre on Rapeseed-Mustard (NRCRM) on October 20, 1993 and redesignated it as the Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research (DRMR) in February 2009 to carry out basic, strategic and applied research on rapeseed-mustard. Besides, generating basic knowledge and material, the Directorate is also engaged in developing ecologically sound and economically viable agro production and protection technologies.
Agriculture constitutes the lifeline of villages where more than 70% of Indian population lives. To have successful agriculture, quality seed constitute the most important component. Realizing the importance of seed, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research launched the All India Coordinated Research Project on seed theNational Seed Project in 1979.
The Mandate of IISR outlines the following: 1. Basic, strategic and adaptive research on soybean for improving productivity and quality; 2. Provide access to information, knowledge and genetic material to develop improved technology and enhance soybean production; 3. Coordination of applied research to develop location specific varieties and technologies; 4. Dissemination of technology and capacity building.
The vision of the directorate of Weed Research is developing innovative, economic and eco-friendly weed management technologies to contain challenges ahead for sustainable agriculture and other societal benefits. Its mission is to provide scientific research and technology in weed management for maximizing the economic, environmental and societal benefits for the people of India.
Although Foot-and-Mouth Disease has been known to be widely prevalent in India even during early years of 19th century, work on the disease could not be initiated at the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory (Indian Veterinary Research Institute), Mukteswar, in earlier years owing to paucity of infrastructure and scientific manpower etc.
India possess diverse livestock resources including meat animals. Indian meat sector contributes significantly to sustain livestock production. India produces about 68 lakh tonnes of meat utilizing about 10 crore meat animals such as cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goat and pigs and 21 crores poultry. Meat group contributed 17 percent at Rs. 40399 crores to the value of output from livestock sector during 2007-08. Meat exports accounts for 77% of total animal products exports.
The mid term appraisal committee constituted by ICAR in 1990 to review the work of the All India Coordinated Centres on Pig recommended the establishment of one National Research Centre on Pig preferably in the North Eastern part of the country where 28% of countrys pig population is distributed. Following the recommendation, ICAR approved the establishment of one NRC on pig at Rani, Guwahati, Assam towards the fag end of the IX five year plan. All existing AICRP centres were merged with the NRC and the post of project coordinator was upgraded to the position of Director.
The ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi was established on 18th January 1997 at Manjri, Pune, with the following mandate: Strategic and applied research on safe grape production and productivity; Transfer of technology and capacity building of stakeholders for enhanced and sustained production of grapes; National Referral Laboratory for Food Safety and Pesticide residue in fruits.
The ICAR-National Research Centre on Litchi was established on 6th June, 2001 at the fag end of IXth Plan by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to act as a nodal institution for research and development on litchi in India in a mission mode approach. The Centre started functioning from 2002 with budgetary allocation and the first batch of two scientists joining the Centre in March, 2002.